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Tsuba with design of rustic dwelling, trees and mountains

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Yamashiro no kuni Umetada Chikashige [Umetada Chikashige of Yamashiro Province] 山城國埋忠親茂

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2544

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane, shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor